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Free to Learn Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

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ISBN-10: 0465025994

ISBN-13: 9780465025992

Edition: 2013

Authors: Peter Gray

List price: $31.00
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Children come into this world burning to learn, but the enduring lesson of school is that learning is work, to be avoided however possible. InFree to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray shows that we can reverse the harmful effects of modern schooling by liberating our children to pursue their own interests through self-directed play. Gray, who has devoted his research career to understanding the biological foundations of education, argues that to promote learning, we must engage the core aspects of human nature—curiosity, playfulness, and sociability—instead of inhibiting them. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English